My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hideous white?

Do we now have to measure exactly how many non-white charactes we have on every TV show? This is from the UK...
Some of Britain’s most popular television programmes including the Vicar of Dibley and Who Wants to be a Millionaire have been criticised for being “too white” in a report led by Trevor Phillips, the equality chief.

The research found that Black and Asian viewers felt that despite the growing number of ethnic minorities living in the UK, they still felt under-represented on hit television shows.

When non-whites did appear in dramas and soaps, they said they were often “token” characters who were stereotyped as Asian shopkeepers, such as the character Dev in Coronation Street, and black single mothers like Denise in EastEnders.

Viewers praised reality shows like the X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and The Apprentice, in which ethnic minorities were defined by their talents rather than their skin colour.

However, they criticised shows such as Hollyoaks, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Friends and the Vicar of Dibley for consistently not having enough ethnic minority characters.

Mr Phillips, the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said that all the evidence showed that television was still “hideously white where it matters”, a reference to those in senior roles.


Blogger kursk said...

More self loathing from a nation that slit it's own throat on the razor of political correctness..

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Charles said...

We are watching as Britain is swirling around and around at the drain pipe of history. Unfortunately Canada and the rest of the west isn't for behind.

10:45 PM  
Blogger USMale said...

The Europeans had their heads up their asses when they allowed large numbers of non-native non-Euro types to immigrate. Their cultures have no ground in them for such a move. It's like expecting the Chinese to take in twenty five million Africans and make everyone think that they are also Chinese. The USA, Canada, Australia have national mythologies which make multiracial belonging possible and even here it is very difficult. But most countries in the world are utterly ethnic and to try to make a Moroccan into a Swede or a Pakistani into a Brit can only mean the dissolution of the native population to make room for the foreigner. It's tragically stupid. And unfair to both sides.

12:08 PM  
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